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  • Callynne
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    Bob, it's coming along beautifully!! You are amazing....hmmmmm, I think I might have mentioned that before....oh well, it's something that can be repeated...often!! Thanks for sharing! Deborah

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  • Mottles
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    Wow Bob, a masterwork in progress such excellence to detail you have. Will check back for the finish or sooner.
    Kathy

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  • Ron Davidson
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    Great job!! I can't wait to see the finished project. I'm like Colin and would like to sit beside you and soak up some knowledge.
    Ron

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  • Thor
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    Absolutely wonderful work, and you really brought it to life with the story about it's true history. Thanks for including that.

    On another note, I know all about the hole in the water that you throw money into. We used to have a 53 foot houseboat that sunk in 65 feet of water. One day, I hope to have the stupid thing paid for. It's a long, sad, story.....but I got over it a few years back. My husband's love of boats is limited to "things we can afford to lose" now.
    Thor

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  • squbrigg
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    Gilly.....I don't count in hours, I count in months. Started this one in July of last year. Of course, I work very slow these days, and not every day. But it is a longer term project.

    Bob

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  • Hi_Ho_Sliver
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    Originally posted by wade clark
    DAVE,
    WHO WERE YOU QUOTING, THE FIRST BOAT OWNER OR THE SECOND...OR THE THIRD OR THE FOURTH... or me, the umpteenbillionth? It's still true!
    Wade
    The quote came from my old uncle that had just sold his boat ha ha!

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  • GILLY
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    Nice work Bob, just curious at the amount of hours a guy can put into something like this?

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  • wade clark
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    Originally posted by Hi_Ho_Sliver
    Its not hard to understand Nancy......"a boat is a hole in the water, you pour money into!" LOL
    DAVE,
    WHO WERE YOU QUOTING, THE FIRST BOAT OWNER OR THE SECOND...OR THE THIRD OR THE FOURTH... or me, the umpteenbillionth? It's still true!
    Wade

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  • Hi_Ho_Sliver
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    Its not hard to understand Nancy......"a boat is a hole in the water, you pour money into!" LOL

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  • Nancy-G
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    Ditto Wade

    I can't even comprehend stuff like that.

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  • don
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    Kenny, Didn't the Prairie Schooners go through there? Don

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  • Kenny_S
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    COOL pictures and story. Way COOL artist The way you get in to a project. Of course, we don't get many ships here in SEKansas. Yeah, I know, " Where the heck is that".

    Still, You ships are COOL!

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  • wade clark
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    Fascinating!

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  • squbrigg
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    Thank you for the comments folks.

    Colin....you are indeed welcome any time my friend. Always have a extra chair handy and something around to wash down the trail dust!

    Wade....she indeed did haul a lot. She was 184' long by 36' wide and had a depth in hold of 29', registered in at 1625 tons. Launched in Saint John, NB, in 1851, she went to work for the Blackball Line on the Australia run, and at one point was the fastest ship on the run making a passage in a record 68 days. She carried many immigrants and cargoes for more than 15 years for them and later general cargo for another English company. She was later sold to a Norwegian company for the timber trade and in 1883 was driven ashore on Cape Cavendish, P.E.I. and wrecked. Her bones still lay there in shallow water and can be still seen today.

    Bob

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  • wade clark
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    Bob,
    Beautiful! With that much draft, she must have hauled a lot of freight, hu? Tell us about the ship. Great to see the pictures and progress!
    Wade

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